A liberal arts education prepares you for the challenges of a changing and unpredictable world, equipping you with the skills to communicate, debate, solve problems and think critically. Here's a sampling of careers paths for studio art majors.

First Jobs

  • Art handler, Christie's, New York
  • Visual merchandiser, Strand Bookstore, New York
  • Photography associate, Vanity Fair, New York
  • Teacher, Teach for the World, Marshall Islands
  • Dance teacher, Columbus Dance Center, Columbus, Ohio
  • Marketing and new media manager, Chicago Red Stars, Women's Professional Soccer
  • Film programs intern, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
  • Intern, Frick Collection, New York


  • Senior buyer, Books/Media/Graphics, Smithsonian Enterprises
  • Cartoonist, Zits Comic Strip
  • Curator and Director of Exhibitions, The Seward Johnson Atelier
  • Professor of Scene Design, Carnegie-Mellon University
  • E-Learning Design/Development Specialist, American Express
  • Executive Director, The Center for Contemporary Art
  • Editor in Chief, Artweek Magazine
  • Vice President, Original Programming, Marvel Television
  • Director of Finance & Operations, McBride Architects
  • Attorney, University Hospitals Health System